Maersk CFO resigns

Jakob Strausholm
A.P. Moller-Maersk on Tuesday said its Chief Financial Officer has decided to leave the company after only 16 months in the role.
Jakob Strausholm, who took charge of the group’s finance, strategy and transformation unit in December 2016, threw in the towel after Maersk decided to separate the finance role from its IT and digital transformation function.
The change comes amid a major restructuring and digital drive which the shipping and logistics group hopes will simplify the process of moving goods around the world.
“Digitalisation is changing our business model and the way in which we drive and implement our strategy. With this organisational change, we expand our management capacity within digitalisation to accelerate the transformation,” the Chairman of A.P. Moller-Maersk, Jim Hagemann Snabe said in a statement issued by the group yesterday.
After after Strausholm’s departure on March 31, the executive board will consist of CEO Soren Skou and Vice-CEOs Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vincent Clerc, Soren Toft and Morten Engelstoft, A.P. Moller-Maersk said.